Peer Review Hearings & Medical Quality Assurance


Your doctor-client calls and has been noticed for a peer review hearing. He wonders why is this happening? Why now? What is peer review? How do you and your client respond? As of January 19, 2009, new federal policies were implemented requiring a physician code of conduct that defines acceptable, disruptive and inappropriate behavior; these policies originated from the Implementation Task Force of the Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners, the health care industry’s national standard-setting and accrediting body.

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